For Immediate Release: 09/10/15

The 16th annual Waterford Tugboat Roundup begins on Friday, September 11 with the Albany to Waterford Tugboat Parade led by the Canal Corporation's flagship Tug URGER, Grand Erie, and Tender 3 – three premier vessels of the New York State Fleet.

Friday, September 11
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Waterford Harbor Visitors Center
1 Tugboat Alley
Waterford, NY 12188

The annual Waterford Tugboat Roundup is a family-friendly festival celebrating the heritage of the Erie Canal in Waterford and is filled with tugboat viewing and tours, music, food, children's activities, vendors, boat rides and fireworks. There is no charge for admission. For more information and the entire schedule of events, please visit

About the New York State Canal Corporation

The New York State Canal System is comprised of four historic waterways, the Erie, the Champlain, the Oswego and the Cayuga-Seneca Canals. Spanning 524 miles, the waterways link the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, Niagara River and Lake Erie with communities rich in history and culture. For more information about the New York State Canal System, vacation opportunities and events call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit

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Shane Mahar
Office of Media Relations and Communications
(518) 471-5300